Tirthatanmoy Das
Research Fellow

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Das Tirthatanmoy Das is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Central Florida. He earned a Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Binghamton in 2012. Prior to joining the University of Central Florida, he was an Assistant Professor of Economics at Temple University from 2012 to 2014. He also worked at Oxus Research and Investments (New Delhi, India) as an economist from 2003 to 2007. During this period he published a book, academic and nonacademic articles on various labor market issues.

Dasís research area spans labor economics, health economics, and econometrics. He focuses on interpersonal heterogeneity, government policies and their impact on workers' labor market, and health outcomes. In particular, he studies the role of multidimensional abilities, psychological traits, and government policies in determining workers' education, earnings, occupational choices, and search behavior. His research also includes developmental issues in India where he studies the impact of government policies, and economic reforms on education, health, and labor market outcomes. In short, he analyzes policy oriented human developmental issues in developed, as well in developing economies.

Das's research utilizes structural, as well as reduced form estimations. To perform complex nonlinear structural estimations, he applies algorithms (e.g. genetic algorithm, simulating annealing) used in other disciplines such as computational biology, bio-engineering etc. For the reduced form estimations, he primarily focuses on the empirical identification of the causalities based on data from natural experiments.

Tirthatanmoy Das joined IZA as a Research Fellow in February 2013.
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IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
Title
10534  Tirthatanmoy Das
Solomon Polachek
Estimating Labor Force Joiners and Leavers Using a Heterogeneity Augmented Two-Tier Stochastic Frontier
(forthcoming in: Journal of Econometrics)
8023  Tirthatanmoy Das
Solomon Polachek
Unanticipated Effects of California's Paid Family Leave Program
(published in: Contemporary Economic Policy, 2015, 33 (4), 619-635. )
7335  Solomon Polachek
Tirthatanmoy Das
Rewat Thamma-Apiroam
Heterogeneity in the Production of Human Capital
(published as 'Micro and Macro Implications of Heterogeneity in the Production of Human Capital' in: Journal of Political Economy, 2015, 123(6), 1410-1455 )
 

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